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Cool idea! Looking forward to seeing it developed.  ;D
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Events / Re: [January 31st] ZA Presents: SoCal Sunday
« Last post by Minkyu Koo on January 25, 2021, 08:07:06 pm »
KLAX will still be active on that day??
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Hello all,

I have made a little website which will collect and summarize information for flightplans.
It will show you a list of "flightstrips" containing all the usual information, callsign, aircraft type, altitude and route.
At the bottom of a flightstrip there is a dropdown menu where you can select and look at FAA preferred routes, if there are any.
It will also tell you what type of aircraft they are (handy if you don't know the code), wake category and engine type.
It will also show you what the phonetic callsign is (if the 3-letter code can be found in the database).
I am planning to also show RECAT information, which I have to add manually to a database...

I am looking for feedback to figure out how that website can be a benefit to an average controlling session.

DISCLAIMER: This website is still work in progress and might have a few quirks and surely the layout is the most fancy.
But I think it is functional and might be a convenient tool to some controllers by combining some of the information that might otherwise be scattered if many different places.
Here is the link: https://simplex.pythonanywhere.com/
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Events / [May 15th, 2300-0300z]Calscream XXI
« Last post by Enrico Noia on January 25, 2021, 11:36:43 am »
ZLA and ZOA are proud to present Calscream XXI
Featuring KLAX KSAN KSFO KOAK KFAT
The event will run on May 15th, 2300-0300z (1700-2100P)
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Events / Norcal Sunday (KOAK, KHWD)
« Last post by Maxim Salikhov on January 25, 2021, 09:52:44 am »
ZOA will be staffing Oakland (KOAK) and Hayward (KHWD) fully as well as some other airports in our airspace. Come bring your passenger jets, freighters, or GA aircraft into Oakland, the airport that can do it all. Hayward will be open for your bizjet and other GA needs as well.

Banner coming soon

Airports: KOAK, KHWD (and possibly others)
Date & Time: March 7th, 2021, 4 - 7 PM PST
Date & Time (Zulu): March 7th, 2021, 2359-0300z
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Events / Re: Tracon Tuesday 1600-2000PST (2359-0400Z)
« Last post by Skylar Hutter on January 24, 2021, 10:02:58 pm »
Come fly into KPSC it'll be the most funnest.
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News / Position Posting: Kansas City Deputy Air Traffic Manager
« Last post by Kyle Kaestner on January 23, 2021, 03:38:14 pm »
Deputy Air Traffic Manager

Duties
The DATM reports to the Air Traffic Manager and assists in management of the ARTCC. The DATM functions as a senior ARTCC staff member and is responsible for overseeing daily activities of the ARTCC.
● Attends periodic meetings as necessary.
● Maintains an active online presence within the ZKC ARTCC and on the VATSIM network.
● Supervises assigned personnel providing guidance, coaching and training where applicable.
● Assists in roster management by processing leave requests and verifying controller currency.
● Helps draft changes to agreements, procedures and policy.
● Helps direct staffing assignments and restrictions.
● Frequently checks and responds to emails and contacts in a timely manner.
● Serves as Chairman of the Facility Advisory Board and VA Relations Committee
● Assumes the role of representative for the ZKC ARTCC and ATM when assigned, acts accordingly.
● Assumes the duties of ATM during periods of leave or absence.

Requirements
The successful candidate must:
● Be a member in good standing
● Be a member of the ZKC ARTCC, or willing to transfer upon selection
● Hold a VATSIM Enroute Controller (C1) rating or higher
● Maintain active status by logging minimum number of hours in accordance with ARTCC policy
● Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
● Be able to work well in a team-oriented environment

Preferred Skills & Abilities
The successful candidate should:
● Possess and utilize a high degree of energy & commitment appropriate for this position.
● Understanding this position requires a HIGH time commitment.
● Demonstrate qualities of understanding, patience and maturity.

Priority is given to candidates who:
● Possess experience and certification within the ZKC ARTCC
● Have previous ARTCC (or higher) staff experience.
● Have instructor or mentor experience on the network.
● Have real-world managerial or supervisory experience.

Application Instructions
Applications may be submitted to the Kansas City ARTCC Air Traffic Manager via email:
ZKC-ATM[at]vatusa.net Application must include:
● Full name, email address and VATSIM CID
● Resume or Letter of Intent
● BONUS: Letter of Recommendation from current ATM/supervisor

Applications will be received on a running basis, until the position is filled.

What to Expect
Interested candidates should be aware that this is not an entry-level position and not for the inexperienced. The workload is considerable and should not be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should consider applying. All applications will go through an initial evaluation. Candidates who pass the evaluation will be contacted for a comprehensive interview. All candidates will be notified if/when a selection is made.
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Events / ZHU Presents "Mardi Gras Showdown" [2359z-0230z Feb 16]
« Last post by Ryan Drozd on January 23, 2021, 02:39:58 pm »


ZHU is proud to present our annual Mardi Gras celebration. Starting on February 16 from 2359z-0230z you may fly in and out of KBTR and KMSY or any other field in ZHU airspace! We are excited to bring in this huge celebration this year and can't wait to have y'all down south. So what are you waiting for? The gumbo is just waiting! See you then!
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News / Position Posting: Cleveland ARTCC Training Administrator
« Last post by Nicholas Lascko on January 23, 2021, 12:49:38 pm »
Position Posting: Cleveland ARTCC Training Administrator

Cleveland ARTCC is currently seeking applicants for the position of Training Administrator.

Duties:
  • Reports to the ATM; VATUSA3 and VATUSA13 as necessary
  • Maintain an active online presence on the website, discord, email, and network
  • Acts as a senior staff member, leading and supporting ARTCC members
  • Attends staff meetings as called by the ATM
  • Maintains, updates, and manages the training program, lessons, sweatbox scenarios, and exam rubrics
  • Abides by the requirements of the VATSIM Global Ratings Policy
  • Oversees the quality of the training program
  • Responsible for seeking out, appointing, and managing ZOB Instructors and Mentors
  • Hold periodic training meetings to discuss changes and updates
  • Creatively designs training resources to help controllers progress through the training program more efficiently
  • Approves exam assignment for students and finalizes promotions
  • Any other duty assigned by the ATM

Minimum Requirements:
  • Be an active member of the network in good standing
  • Currently holding a C1 rating or above
  • Currently holding or have previously held an I1 in VATUSA
  • Be able to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills

Highly Desired Skills:
  • Be a previous or current ZOB Mentor/Instructor
  • Possess a high degree of commitment and motivation
  • Possess experience and certification within the Cleveland ARTCC
  • Have previous staff experience in a VATSIM ATC facility

Application Instructions:
Applications may be submitted to the Cleveland ARTCC Air Traffic Manager via email: atm[at]clevelandcenter.org

Application must include:
  • Name, active email address, and CID
  • Resume (including any applicable real world management experience)
  • Short summary of plans and vision for the facility as related to the training program

Application deadline is Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at 2330Z.

What to Expect:
This position is NOT an entry level position and will require significant time commitments to effectively perform the duties of Training Administrator. All applications will go through an initial evaluation. Candidates who pass the evaluation will be contacted for a comprehensive interview. All candidates will be notified if/when a selection is made.
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Events / Re: Washington's Class D Shenanigans
« Last post by Nolan Danziger on January 23, 2021, 11:52:16 am »
So everyone fly into DCA right?  :P
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